NEMO Losi 2P
The Losi 2P has been discontinued. It was replaced by the NEMO Losi LS 2P.
A high quality tent, spacious for 1-person.
- Vertical walls
- No-see-um netting
- Easy to set up after a practice run
- Good height
- Gear caddy is nice addition
- Can get condensation on exposed wall.
- Heavy for backpacking
I have used this tent for two seasons car camping and canoeing. I was looking for a well made tent that had no see um netting for coastal camping, and a rainfly that reached the ground because it always rains when I camp.
I was concerned about the exposed wall (rainfly doesn't go to ground at one end), but it does improve airflow during warm weather camping and has not leaked yet. I have slept comfortably in temperatures ranging from 85 degrees to 28 degrees (F). I have experienced condensation at the exposed wall which made the foot of my sleeping bag damp, but no dripping from the peak.
I placed two 20" wide mattress pads inside to see how they fit and it was fine, but left little space for gear. Two people could make it work if they were under 6' and under 200 lbs., but it would be tight. I love the vertical walls and the 48" peak height. Two doors and vestibules add to the weight but this is my preference. The smaller vestibule size makes it easier to reach the zipper and climb out, something older campers may appreciate.
This tent does have a learning curve for setup. After the second time it gets faster, about 10 minutes. I use two guy lines at each end, and have had no problems in 25 mph winds so far, very little noise. I have Jakes feet on another tent and they are easy to use and seem to be durable.
I also have the Pawprint and footprint. Pawprint snaps in and makes it easy to shake out dirt, but isn't a necessity (had reward points to use up). The footprint was on sale and is good protection. It packs easier than the homemade plastic ground cloths I usually use, but watch out for the clips—they can slip off.
Overall, I am very impressed with the quality and design of this tent. I didn't give it 5 stars due to the weight, but to get these features in an ultralight tent the price would be substantially higher.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
I have just purchased this tent and used it for 2 separate nights now in 2 different circumstances.
This tent is AMAZING! I LOVE the way the tent poles click into the footprint of the tent and how you can put on your fly and tighten the straps around it once it's pegged down. The included pegs are extremely durable and lighter then any others that I've personally seen. All of the material is top notch!
Last night there were winds in excess of 40 km/h and the tent was just so quiet I couldn't believe it! The floor feels like it's silk and is going to rip if you even kneel on it but wow is that durable! After waking up the next morning (had to set up in the dark) I found that we had set the tent up (on shore) just over a piece of cactus. That never even made it through which just blows my mind!
The packing system is so appreciated as well. Once again in all of those winds, you could find it very hard to properly fold your tent and roll it into a stuff sack. I loved just being able to throw this into the compartment and roll it all up into the pack.
As far as some people are saying that you need to peg down at least two points on the tent; I wouldn't say it's 100% necessary. I've set this tent up twice now without pegging it down at all. Even in the heavy winds, all I had pegged down was the fly.
What I did notice with the lack of pegs on the actual footprint was that once the fly was pegged and tightened, it actually squeezed the end walls slightly to cause them to sag a bit. I'm sure that would be solved obviously with pegging but just an observation.
All in all: The tent hasn't been put through all the tests yet. I am, however, extremely confident to bring this bad boy on our trip up to jasper for Thanksgiving weekend. It's got everything you could possibly need in a decently lightweight, durable and extremely user-friendly tent. Worth every penny!
Price Paid: 260 CAD
I bought this tent a few weeks ago, for a camping trip I will be going on in Congaree National park in South Carolina. However the weekend after I received the tent in the mail, a buddy and I spent two nights on the top of Blue Mountain on the Appalachian Trail with this tent and it held up beautifully.
On both nights it was well below freezing with 5 or 6 inches of snow and ice on the ground, and on the second night there were 25-30 mph winds. The tent stayed planted and secure, while we were warm and dry.
I highly recommend this tent if you're looking for a bombproof 3 season tent that also can handle the cold and snow.
Design: 3/4 season freestanding tent
Ease of Setup: very easy to set-up one person can do it in 5 minutes.
Weight: 5 lb
Price Paid: $325
Practical and top quality.
Nemo has been my tent maker of choice for many years. The Losi comes with the known overall quality. Setup is easy after the first time. It takes little time to get used to the different locks. The cross poles are a bit big when deployed, requiring space.
Tent is solid though light. Resists winds beautifully. Ventilation seems poor. Condensation is a factor unless both vestibule doors are fully open. Wet bottom and head space were an issue. We ended putting Goretex around the bottom sleeping bags. This humidity wasn't due to rain but to the condensation that falls through the edge as the rain fly doesn't extend to the floor. There's, hence, a contradiction: Rain doesn't filter but condensation does (?)...
Space is adapted for two. Little else will make way inside. However, a friend came by as a refugee from his wet tent. Three over 6 feet men slept like babies. The high vault helps create a roomy experience nonetheless the limited space. Vestibules are found at both sides. Access doors and zips are large and convenient. One may place a large backpack sacrificing access. The tent packs well and the storage pouch is very convenient; specially, if it is needed to carry the tent outside the backpack.
The Losi has been tested in the Canadian Rockies through cold nights under -15°C.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 460$
The tent is everything everyone says — light, great in weather, etc. Great zippers. Pretty roomy.
What I would change about it is to make it easier to set up. My old tent, about a kg heavier, set up in minutes with no pegs and the fly could be thrown on in 2 minutes. But the Losi fly must be pegged at at least 2 points (better if 4), which pretty much means sleeping with the fly on, unless you're certain of the weather (in the mountains -- never happens!).
While the Jacob's feet are a neat trick, I would have preferred internal feet for 2 corners (with external clips for the fly) to make set up easier/faster. If I seem obsessed with set up time, it's because the first time I set the tent up I was caught in a slush storm. I do think it's easier to set up than the Hubba series though.
The vestibules are big enough to store boots and water bottles under, but that's about it. There's no way you'd be able to sit under the vestibule to cook in crummy weather unless you're sitting in the tent, even then you'd have to be extremely careful.
That said...I do really like the tent! All tents have pluses/minuses. I love the air circulation. Great packing system so you only have to fold the tent/fly, not roll it, and the straps on the packing bag are perfect for looping through your backpack loops so no need for extra straps.
I have only had this tent out 3 times, but extremely impressed so far. First trip, temps were in the 20s, and I was very snug in this tent w/ my 2 dogs and this was a so-so sleeping bag. My last trip a month ago, 30s first night, very very snug in my new down bag and both dogs (actually got hot) and second night, was my first night to test condensation. No problems in drizzle with moisture.
I highly recommend this tent, as I'm a gadget head that likes the best equipment no matter what I do. And this definitely met my expectations.
Design: 3.5 season backpacking
Ease of Setup: very easy to set up
Weight: 5.5 lbs pack weight
Price Paid: $179
Amazing tent! Great for 2 people with plenty of room (I'm 6'2) with a separate door and vestibule on each side. We used this tent for 5 days deep in the B.C Rockies camped at the base of Mt. Assiniboine, where we encountered severe thunder storms and remained dry as a bone! Quick set up and easy tear down as well! Highly recommended.
Lightweight, durable and easy to set up, this tent is the ultimate in backpacking tents. 3 season backpacking tents don't get any better than this.
Ease of Setup: so so easy
Weight: around 5 pounds
Price Paid: $320
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|Inner Tent Fabric||
No-See-Um Mesh and 30D PU Nylon
|Fly / Vestibule Fabric||
30D PU Nylon
30D PU Nylon